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Summer 1980 Volume 9 Number 2
It's a Matter of Time 3
A kidney is viable for 72 hours after being removed from the donor. For
the procurement team, the surgeons and the recipient everything depends
Something to Think About 6
Preconceived ideas about "the way things ought to be" disappear when
solving math games and puzzles.
The Black Hole 8
Does a black hole hold the universe together, or is it a hole in the universe?
Building a Stronger Dollar 11
The chairmen of two congressional tax-writing committees urge the
enactment of VAT, and Dr. Richard G. Milk, associate professor of eco-
nomics, suggests this tax reform could improve the value of the dollar.
Try It. Maybe, You'll Like It 14
For an undergraduate hoping to enter the political arena or governmental
service the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Department
of Political Science offer a "try out" program.
Did You Know 19
Whatever Happened To 25
Nancy J. Hartman, Editor
James L. Dunn, Director of Alumni Activities
Nancy P. Williams, Assistant to the Director
Mary Margaret C. Fosmark, Alumni Records Officer
VCU Magazine is published quarterly for alumni and friends of Virginia
Commonwealth University, Alumni Activities Office, Richmond, Virginia
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Copyright © Virginia Commonwealth University
Opinions expressed in VCU Magazine are those of the author or person being interviewed
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Credits: Charlie Martin, design; Bob Strong, cover and pages 15-18; courtesy MCV Transplant
Program, pages 2-5; Glen Duff, Communication Arts and Design, pages 6, 7, 32; Scott Siddons,
Communication Arts and Design, pages 8, 9; Talmadge Harris, Communication Arts and
Design, pages 11-13; Lori Edmiston, Communication Arts and Design, travel.
It's a Matter of Time ...
"Eight million people suffer
from kidney disease, the fourth
largest medical problem in the
nation. For these people," says
Herb E. Teachey, administrator
and organ procurement coor-
dinator of the MCV transplant
program, "there are only three
options: dialysis, a kidney trans-
plant, or death."
At MCV the success rate,
meaning the kidney does not
reject for one year, is high — 85
percent for patients receiving a
kidney from a relative and 65
percent for patients receiving a
kidney from a cadaver. These are
the only two sources of kidneys,
according to Teachey.
Most patients do not have
suitable living related donors.
Patients normally spend many
months, sometimes years, re-
ceiving dialysis treatments before
a kidney is found. During their
wait, they learn a great deal about
transplantation from their fellow
dialysis patients, some of whom
may have rejected a previous
transplant and are waiting for
For the patient and the trans-
plant team, everything depends
on time — most of it waiting for an
organ donor. Ann Martin, R.N.
and organ procurement coor-
dinator, says, "It's depressing
when a call comes in, because it
means someone has died. But that
death can mean life to someone
MCV maintains close ties with
other transplant centers through
the South-Eastern Organ Pro-
curement Foundation computer,
which holds information on po-
tential kidney and heart recipients
from 138 hospitals in 40 states.
When a cadaver kidney cannot
be used at one of these centers,
the computer can determine
where the best matches are on a
Although kidneys can be kept
viable for up to 72 hours, MCV
surgeons prefer a kidney that has
been preserved for less than 48
hours; this helps prevent compli-
cations. Again, it is a matter of
time. . .
It is 10:27 p.m. The telephone
rings at the MCV Transplant
Center. The caller, a transplant
coordinator, from the Delaware
Valley Transplant Program, re-
ports a kidney for which he has
no local recipients, but according
to the computer there is a "good
match" at MCV.
The MCV center immediately
contacts Teachey, and he calls
Philadelphia to "get the
specifics." He asks for the antigen
profile, blood type, age, type of
injury, complications and other
medical data. He then contacts
one of the transplant surgeons,
who makes the decision to accept
or reject the kidney based on both
the donor's and the potential
By 11:01 p.m. a decision has
been made to accept the kidney.
Teachey calls the Philadelphia
center to work out transportation
arrangements. Because the
Philadelphia staff is taking the
donor's other kidney to Chicago,
Moving the kidney cassette frotn the plane to a
the MCV staff will pick up the
Teachey charters a plane for a
12:30 a.m. departure from Byrd
Airport and contacts the preserva-
tion technician on duty, Clyde
Belle. Belle is told Philadelphia
will supply the cassette, which
holds the kidney, and a 12:10
departure time is scheduled from
MCV. The time is now 11:15 p.m.
Teachey continues to make
telephone calls. First, to the pilot,
Gary Maull, for the estimated
time of arrival in Philadelphia —
1:15 a.m. Then to Martin, to
notify her of the plane's identifica-
tion number and of the estimated
departure and arrival times. Now
Martin can contact him, even in
the air, if plans need to be
changed, and she will take his
calls until he returns.
The plane lands as scheduled at
the Philadelphia Airport. The time
is 1:13. At the airport, the
Philadelphia team is waiting with
their portable kidney preservation
machine. The kidney, itself, is
enclosed in a sterile self-contained
cassette affixed to the machine.
It takes Belle 19 minutes to
transfer the cassette to the MCV
machine and insure that the
machine is functioning properly.
Teachey calls Martin to confirm a
3:10 a.m. arrival at MCV. Martin
The operating room being prepared for the kidney transplant.
Clyde Belle, preservation technician, luith the assistance of transplant housestaff, taking a routine culture to iii'^un the kidney preservation solution
then arranges for the staff of the
Tissue Typing Lab to be ready,
and the tissue typing begins by
The lab staff begins by rep-
licating a test performed in
Philadelphia for the antigen, blood
surface protein, identification.
Additionally, a lymphocyte com-
patibility test must be performed.
As expected, the donor and the
recipient have three, out of four
possible, antigens matching. The
lymphocyte "cross-match," to de-
termine if the recipient's anti-
bodies will fight the donor's cells,
proves negative. It's a match!
Normally, these tests take be-
tween five and eight hours; this
morning the testing takes just
under six hours. The time is 8:56.
If the cross-match had been posi-
tive, MCV would then become the
"donor" hospital and, using the
computer system, would try to
locate another recipient.
By 9:28 the transplant team has
been notified that "they have a
match," the recipient has been
contacted and the case has been
posted for 1:30 p.m. in the
The recipient, a man in his
mid-40's, who has been waiting
five years for a kidney, arrives
from Fredericksburg and is pre-
pared for surgery.
The kidney begins to produce
urine in the operating room as
soon as it is implanted and the
blood flow is restored.
The waiting begins, again. First,
four hours in the recovery room
and then eight weeks in the
hospital. The transplant staff
handles the patient from the
moment he is wheeled into re-
covery, until the day he is dis-
charged. The nursing care, the
blood and urine workups and
even the manufacture of the
anti-rejection drug (ATG) are part
of the program.
After the patient is discharged
from the hospital, he continues to
have periodic laboratory
monitoring. For this patient, and
many others like him, transplan-
tation offers an opportunity to
return to a near normal life-style.
Unfortunately, one of the main
problems facing kidney transplan-
tation today is the availability of
donor kidneys. Each year only
one in ten patients eligible for a
kidney transplant receives one. By
computer matching and long-
distance sharing MCV and other
transplant centers are able to
lessen this problem, but the
problem will remain until the total
number of kidneys available is
Something toThink About
Artists, physicians, economists and professors — everyone — needs to be able to think creatively. All of
us need to know how to "get to the heart" of a problem, figure out possible solutions and then pick out
the best solution.
Problems, just as the following optical illusion can be deceiving:
As you can see from the illusion , there can be more than one viewpoint. This is true in figuring out
problems. Problem solving skills, looking at a problem from various perspectives, can be learned and will
improve with practice.
C. Michael Lohr, associate professor of mathematical sciences, uses illusions, games and puzzles to
acquaint his students with various perspectives in problem solving. Following are a few of the puzzles
used in his classes. All of these puzzles require little or no mathematical expertise, but they do require the
ability to look at a problem in an unexpected way.
Additionally, these puzzles are sometimes solved faster by children than by adults, because children do
not have preconceived ideas about "the way things ought to be."
Challenge yourself! The answers are on page 32.
(1) Arrange six coins in two rows, as shown
below. Move just one coin and make two
rows of four coins each.
(8) Draw four connecting lines, without retrac-
ing your path, that pass through all nine
Hint — Do not have a preconceived idea
about "the way things ought to be."
(2) Using ten coins make a triangle, as shown
below. Turn the triangle "upside down" by
moving only three coins.
(3) Add two matches to the three, illustrated
below, to make eight.
(4) Use 16 matches to make five squares, as
shown. Then move two matches to new
positions to form exactly four squares.
Hint — There may be more than one solution.
(5) A scientist's brother just died. Yet, the man
who died had no brother. Can you explain
(6) Two fathers and two sons divided a pie
between themselves. Each person received
exactly one-third of the pie. Explain.
(7) A traveler came to a riverbank with his
possessions: a pet alligator, a pig, and a sack
of vegetables. The only available boat was
small and could carry no more than the
traveler and one of his possessions. He
realized, if left alone together, the alligator
would eat the pig and the pig would eat the
vegetables. How can he transport his two
pets and the sack of vegetables to the other
side of the river and keep all his possessions
(9) Six checkers are placed in three boxes. Two
red checkers are in a box labelled "RR"; two
black are in a box labelled "BB"; a red and a
black are in a box labelled "RB".
A person comes along and mixes up the
labels. Now, none of the boxes is correctly
By taking only one checker out of one of the
boxes (without looking at any of the other
checkers), correctly identify the contents of
all three boxes.
(10) Mary, Veda and Glenn live in different cities
(Petersburg, Richmond, Lynchburg) and
were each doing something different
(working, eating in a restaurant, watching
TV at home) when a power failure occurred.
Each person used something for light
(flashlight, candles, kerosene lamp) until the
power was restored. The last names of the
people are Plott, Bellamy and Coleman.
Using the four statements below, match each
person's full name with the city they live in,
the light source they used and what they
were doing when the lights went out.
1. The person who lives in Richmond,
Mary's sister, did not use candles.
2. The man who used a flashlight took
longer to get home than Coleman.
3. The person who lives in Lynchburg was
glad she was not working.
4. Mary, who was not home watching TV,
called Plott to see how he was.
(11) The host at a party turned to a guest and
said, "I have three children, and I will tell
you how old they are. The product of their
ages is 72. The sum of their ages is my house
number. How old is each?"
The guest rushed to the door, looked at the
house number, and informed the host that
he needed more information. The host then
added, "The oldest hates spinach." The
guest then announced the ages of the three
What are the childrens' ages? (All ages are
whole numbers. It is possible that there may
*The original problem was created hv Professor George
Polva, Stanford University.
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What is a black hole? Is it a hole
in the universe? Does it lead to
According to Dr. Robert H.
Gowdy, professor of physics, the
public's interest in the answers to
these questions has been whetted
by the release of the science
fiction movie. The Black Hole, by
Obviously, no one really knows
the answers to these questions,
but scientists have been re-
searching black holes and de-
veloping theories about this
phenomenon since the late 1950s.
Gowdy, a theoretical physicist,
has been studying general relativ-
ity and black holes since the
1960s, yet he does not use a
telescope to view these "holes in
the universe." His tools consist of
a pad of paper and a stack of
pencils. Gowdy considers himself
a writer — a problem solving
An astronomer. Dr. Paul H.
Knappenberger, director of the
Science Museum of Virginia and
adjunct faculty member at VCU,
does use a telescope, but not to
look at black holes — they are
Scientists know these "holes"
exist because of the tremendous
gravitational forces they exert.
These forces attract space debris,
such as gas, dust particles and
star remnants, which line up in a
spiraling path to be sucked over
the hole's edge.
Gowdy explains that a black
hole is the corpse of a massive
star which has exhausted its fuel
supply and has collapsed into
Stars, depending on their size,
have various end points, accord-
ing to Knappenberger. He ex-
plains that a star begins as a cloud
of gas and space dust, called a
nebula. "When a nebula reaches a
critical density, gravitational force
causes it to contract. As the mass
contracts molecules and atoms
collide with one another, and the
temperature rises. This collapsing
cloud becomes a star when the
internal temperatures are hot
enough for colliding hydrogen
nuclei to fuse to form helium. The
star remains in equilibrium as
long as its gravitational forces are
balanced by the outward pressure
produced by the heat and radia-
tion of nuclear fusion."
According to Knappenberger,
in time the star will run out of
hydrogen nuclei, but before this
happens, the helium nuclei begin
to fuse to form carbon. If the star
is a small one, about the size of
the sun, it will expand to become
a red giant. As the helium be-
comes exhausted, the mass
shrinks to the size of the earth
becoming a white dwarf, which
finally cools off.
If the mass of the star is 1.3 to 3
times the size of our sun, then
carbon burning can take place.
After the carbon has been de-
pleted, gravity squeezes the mass
so hard the electrons and protons
are jammed together to form
neutrons. This end product is
called a neutron star.
Black holes occur when the star
is more than three times, some up
to ten times, the mass of our sun.
After the nuclear forces cease, the
star suddenly collapses and the
temperature again rises. Eventu-
ally the mass explodes. The ex-
plosion, called a supernova, can be
100 million times brighter than
our sun, and the Ught created can
be seen for weeks before it fades
When the supernova takes
place, the material at the outer
edges of the mass is blown away,
but the matter inside is compres-
sed. This compressed mass is the
ultimate product of gravitational
attraction, since the star can be
crushed to the area of Richmond.
The matter is so dense that the
velocity of a particle needed to
escape the gravitational pull must
exceed the speed of light. This is
impossible. The hole is truly
black, since it can emit no light,
no radio waves, nor anything
else. This is in line with Einstein's
General Theory of Relativity.
These "holes" may in fact contain
most of the matter in the universe
and are capable of 100 percent
mass energy conversion.
One way to "observe" black
holes is by tracking the
movements of normal stars. If a
normal star orbits a starlike mass,
but no mass can be seen, a black
hole could be nearby. Also, the
normal star's outer atmosphere
may be drawn into the debris
spiral around the black hole. As
this debris gets closer to the hole,
it orbits faster and faster until it
reaches a large fraction of the
speed of light and disappears.
Since this matter is drawn in ever
tightening spirals, a Ught emiting
region appears around the hole;
this resembles a disk with an
invisible center. Further, the de-
bris emits strong X-rays and
scientists can detect these sources
of X-rays with satellites orbiting
above the earth's atmosphere.
The black hole is important to
scientists, and to us, because the
discovery of this phenomenon, as
predicted, allows scientists to
have more confidence in their
theories about the workings and
the beginning of the universe.
Most scientists now agree the
universe was created by a gigantic
explosion. This is known as the
"big bang" theory.
Based on microwave observa-
tions of the explosion, which
occurred over 15 billion years ago,
scientists have two basic theories
regarding the life cycle of the
universe. One theory predicts the
universe will continue to expand
forever, and the second states the
universe must have a finite size.
This theory suggests the uruverse
will stop expanding due to the
gravitational pull of all of its mass;
the process wiU reverse and all
matter will return to the begin-
ning point. The matter will then
heat up, another explosion will
occur and the cycle will continue.
The black hole may be a factor
in the evolution of the universe
after the "big bang." Some scien-
tists believe that a black hole or a
cluster of these holes is at the
center of every galaxy, including
our Milky Way, and that these
"holes in the universe" may be
what holds galaxies together.
Some scientists go further and
suggest that our universe may be
nothing more than a huge black
Building a Stronger Dollar
By Richard G. Milk, Ph.D.
WASHINGTON— The Chairmen
of the two congressiorial tax-
writing committees urge the
enactment of a new tax.
The above, from the Yfall Street
]oumal, is referring to the Value
Added Tax, or for short VAT.
For years this tax has been the
major tax in twelve Western
European nations. It is a modified
cumulative sale^ tax, which is
added to a product all along the
production process. The tax, col-
lected by the government from
each firm, is ultimately passed to
Rep. Al UUman (D. Ore.), who
heads the House Ways and
Means Committee, and Sen. Rus-
sell Long (D. La.), who chairs the
Senate Finance Committee, pro-
pose VAT as a way to cut income
and social security taxes, perhaps
by as much as $150 billion a year.
What is usually not em-
phasized, however, is the im-
portant role VAT could provide in
helping the United States correct
our unfavorable "balance of pay-
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International trade and interna-
tional finances are complex, but
there are two simple facts. First, if
the U.S. consistently buys from
abroad more than it sells, we need
more Japanese yen, German
marks and other currencies to pay
for imports. At the same time,
there is decreased demand for the
U.S. dollar. In the case of oil
imports, the declining value of the
U.S. dollar (vis-a-vis other cur-
rencies) makes oil exporting coun-
tries more desirous to raise their
prices even higher to maintain the
buying power of the dollars re-
ceived for the oil.
Second, for many years the
major trading countries have tried
to work out agreements to expand
the exchange of goods between
countries with emphasis placed
upon attempts to prevent
"dumping." This is the practice of
selling a product at a higher price
domestically and at a lower price
in foreign countries.
It may anger us that "our"
currency's value is determined
only partially by decisions made
by us or by our elected represen-
tatives. But it is a fact.
The enormous trade deficit in
our balance of payments in the
last decade had us "boxed in a
corner." Our economic rivals have
benefitted from governmental
subsidies for their exports, but we
cannot levy import tariffs, because
it is "against our gentlemen's
agreement" and contrary to our
desire to encourage more free
trade among nations.
A ten percent VAT, as pro-
posed by Rep. Ullman, would
both boost exports and reduce
imports. What happens, for
example in France, is that when
an item is produced and sold
domestically, the consumer pays
the tax. But the retailer is only
passing along the tax already paid
by the manufacturer, the
wholesaler and the retailer. When
the item is exported, a lower price
is charged to the foreign buyer,
since VAT is a "domestic tax"
which covers essential services to
French citizens. However, an im-
ported item is taxed to make its
price comparable to that of the
This is the competition the U.S.
faces in international trade. We
cannot sell goods abroad cheaper
than at home — that would be
dumping — and also cannot charge
an import tariff. But with a VAT we
can sell goods cheaper abroad and
increase the price of imports.
Support for enactment of the
VAT is not confined to this
country. Distinguished economists
in England have suggested that the
U.S. urgently needs to restrict the
growth of imports. The creation of
new jobs and the encouragement
of internal growth and full
employment are benefits pre-
dicted by the Cambridge Group of
economic scholars in their latest
annual economic report.
However, if VAT is enacted and
other tax burdens are not low-
ered, then both the export and
import arguments in favor of the
tax disappear. The American
business firm would be no better
off in international price competi-
tion with a VAT, if other taxes,
principally the corporate income
tax and the property taxes, have
not been reduced. These costs
would still have to be shifted on
to foreign consumers. On the
other hand, if there are cuts in
income taxes, capital gains and
corporate profits, we would en-
courage investments and the
employment of additional per-
VAT, at first glance appears to
raise prices, since it is a form of
general sales tax. But this did not
prove to be the case in Germany.
During the first year VAT was in
effect one-third of the prices
increased, one-third decreased
and one-third remained the same.
Another long-range effect of
VAT could be to facilitate balanc-
ing our federal budget. This
would "strengthen" the dollar
and would have positive side
effects on the control of inflation.
Inflation has many "causes."
Economists will not agree on any
complete list of these causes,
although four or five principle
ones are universally accepted.
One cause often mentioned is the
inflationary impact of a continu-
ally growing national debt to
cover year by year budget deficits.
This increase in federal debt
seems to create an increase in the
money supply. Judicious paring
of government expenses and a
wise use of VAT, to begin im-
mediate balancing of the budget,
could eliminate one of the major
causes of inflation.
Additionally, if accompanied by
income tax cuts, VAT will encour-
age people to save. Our taxes
would then depend more on what
we spend and less on our total
income. With greater savings, we
can have increased investments.
and our ability to create new jobs
is heavOy dependent upon new
"Tax Reform" is a phrase that
taxpayers have learned to listen to
with care. But this tax reform, the
shifting of the tax burden to those
who buy goods, could reduce
direct taxation, restore our compe-
titive position in world markets
and dramatically improve the
value of the dollar.
Both Rep. Ullman and Sen.
Long have devoted much of their
time rebutting suspicion that VAT
would be an additional tax bur-
den, rather than a replacement for
some of the taxes already in
existence. It is a tax that has been
recommended by economists in
the United States, since the end of
World War I, but the idea has
never been developed. It has been
easier to "tinker" with our old tax
structure than to introduce a new
idea. But now, perhaps, the time
for this tax has come.
Try It. Maybe,Youil Like It
For an undergraduate hoping to enter the political arena or hoping to become an urban planner, a public
administrator, or an attorney, the Department of Pohtical Science and the Department of Urban Studies and
Planning offer a "try out" program.
The primary purpose of the program is to provide governmental work experience for upper-division
students contemplating careers in local government, but the internship program has accepted students whose
majors are not usually associated with government, such as interior design, economics, sociology and history.
Students applying for the internships are screened and must be able to write and be articulate. They must
also have some knowledge of the political environment and have at least a "B" average. Further, the applicants
must demonstrate they are motivated and responsible.
The Urban Government Internship Program began in the fall of 1975 and is unique because it combines both
the legislative and the administrative dimensions of urban government.
The program requires lots of work, including two major projects and twenty hours each week at the field
placement. A field supervisor, who has met program requirements, handles the student's integration into the
sponsoring organization and the work load. The faculty. Dr. John V. Moeser, associate professor of urban
studies and planning, and Dr. Nelson Wikstrom, associate professor of political science, assist the students
with general problem solving, define projects to insure they have educational merit and provide a bi-weekly
series of meetings with well known politicians and administrators. These meetings focus on issues facing the
city and state and strategies for handling these issues. Students have the opportunity to create a project which
fits their interests, such as the economist, working with the Richmond Department of Finance, who did a
comparative study of selected tax rates within the Richmond area.
This year the Urban Government Internship Program placed eight students. Here is a look at some of these
Robert A. Pratt
This was the first year the
internship program placed a stu-
dent in the office of Richmond's
mayor, Henry L. Marsh 111.
Robert A. Pratt, a history major,
immediately began working on
the Richmond referendum. He,
with his field supervisor, Ms.
Jackie Minor, administrative assis-
tant to the mayor, spoke at public
forums and rallies to inform resi-
dents of the effects of the eight
proposals. Pratt says, "It was a
collective effort, with everyone
working hard . . . and we were
After the vote, Pratt analyzed
the election results to determine
how people voted by district.
Pratt was surprised to learn that
only 45 percent of people eligible
to vote in Richmond are regis-
tered, and of those registered only
46 percent voted. Yet, more
people voted in the referendum
than in the General Assembly and
the City Council elections.
This initiation into politics was
followed by the "highlight of the
internship" — the National Con-
ference on the Black Agenda for
the '80s, which was held in
Richmond. Pratt attended plan-
ning committee meetings and
worked on room guarantees,
hotel reservations, a reception,
food, entertainment and transpor-
"My biggest thrill was to attend
the workshops and meet so many
people. People like Jesse Jackson,
Andrew Young, Coretta King,
Benjamin Hooks and Dick Greg-
ory. I also listened to the speeches
and was impressed by Jesse
Jackson. He stirs them up! When
he speaks to youth he reveals
their potential for greatness; he's
electrifying, eloquent and charis-
Pratt has always been interested
in politics, but after this taste of
glamour and excitement, he
knows he wants to go into poli-
tics. "As Jesse Jackson says, I
might as well aim high. I want to
be governor and then go into
"This was a once in a lifetime
chance, since the referendum and
the Black agenda are not normal
activities of the Mayor's staff. But
even the daily activities, like
answering the phone, handling
problems and researching were
challenging. I gained an insight
into the workings of intra-
governmental affairs, and both
R. Jay Laniiis
Mayor Henry I. Marsh, Robert Pratt and Jackie Minor
discussing a proposed ordinance
Mayor Marsh and Jackie Minor
were wonderful. They provided
leadership and made this an
invaluable learning experience."
According to Minor, Pratt came
to the Mayor's office enthusiastic
and after a short period of time,
proved he could handle almost
any assignment with a minimum
of supervision. Minor, who had a
similar internship while in col-
lege, believes that students are
removed from the real world and
need to take the knowledge
learned on campus and apply it in
"real life situations."
R. Jay Landis
"The Federal Water Resource
Development Act has passed the
House . . . the Senate version is
still in subcommittee markup,"
writes R. Jay Landis as he discus-
ses the bill with a staff person for
the Senate Subcommittee on
Water Resources. Landis, an
intern at the Department of Inter-
governmental Affairs, already
knows that the President has
stated he will veto the bill, but is
keeping "on-top-of" the legisla-
tion because it affects Virginia.
Landis then summarizes this
information on the bill for inclu-
sion in the "Washington Wire,"
an in-house bulletin for the Gov-
ernor, Cabinet members and state
agencies. The bulletin, a weekly
document, keeps administrators
abreast of bUls in Congress.
The intergovernmental affairs
department was created in 1976,
as a result of a managerial study
by the legislature to reorganize
the executive branch. According
to Gail R. Nottingham, supervisor
of the Federal/ State policy de-
velopment division, the depart-
ment's main duty is to maintain
liaison with Congress and
monitor the development and
progress of federal legislation.
Further, it is to advise agencies of
proposed federal legislation and
provide the Governor with sum-
mary reports on pending legisla-
tion including statements of po-
tential impact on the State. Lastly,
the division coordinates State
positions on the legislation, in-
cluding the review of proposed
testimony by State officers.
"The office works closely with
Students, field siipen'isors and faculty evaluating the internship program.
the State liaison office in Wash-
ington, which deals with the
political aspects of working with
the federal government. The
Washington staff is exposed to the
day-to-day workings of Congress
and decides the appropriate
mechanisms to be used in com-
municating the State's position,"
says Nottingham. "And the ex-
citement and glamour of dealing
with Washington adds to the
job." Landis agrees, "I still get
excited when I deal with people in
Washington, even though I follow
ten or 12 bills at a time."
Landis was responsible for
tracking bills dealing with water
and air pollution, resource de-
velopment, strip mining and
economic development. "You
wouldn't think it, but following
even ten bills keeps you busy,"
says Landis. "I have to keep
informed of positions taken by
other states and organizations
and review the Congressional Rec-
ord and the Congressional Monitor.
The job involves a lot of other
reading, but it's been exdting,
partly because it has increased mv
knowledge. I've also learned that
politicians are human and that
politics can be personal. This
placement has given me a differ-
ent slant on legislative actions
from what I've learned in class.
But this is not what I want to do
for the rest of mv life, even
though I want to stav involved in
urban government. Right now I'd
Andreiv Sncad and Leonardo Chappelle revicu'ing
questions raised at an advisory committee meeting.
just like to get a job, get some
more work experience, then make
a decision about what I really
want to do."
Andrew D. Snead
"I applied for the internship
program because I was dred of
doing classroom work ... It
didn't seem practical. I love to
come to work, because I can use
the theory, and it makes going
back to the classroom more in-
teresting," says Andrew D.
Snead, placed at the Richmond
Commission on Human Relations,
is "treated as a staff person," says
the executive director of the
commission, Leonardo A. Chap-
pelle. According to Chappelle, the
commission does not make work
for the intern; he is involved in
the daily staff activities. Snead's
major assignment is to "work
with the four regional advisory
committees of the commission.
He serves as a resource person for
these committees, with a large
part of the job to secure interest in
the meetings." Snead arranges for
meeting sites, prepares agendas,
writes minutes and provides
follow-up on questions or con-
cerns raised at these advisory
"Committee actions have
caused one committee's atten-
dance to go from ten to 42, a
delay on the extension of the
Martin Luther King viaduct, and
the East End to have free ambu-
lance service," says Snead.
"When I see these changes, as
with the defeat of the referen-
dum, it's not only a victory for the
people, but for me, too."
The commission has had a
major change in focus this past
year, due to City Council action,
and Snead has been a part of the
implementation meetings. The
commission, since its formation in
1968, has acted as a conciliatory
agency, which mainly sponsored
activities to promote racial har-
mony, even though it did handle
complaints and research prob-
The council action allows the
commission to have a more active
role as an enforcer, and it can now
act on housing, public accommo-
dations and credit discrimination.
Additionally, the commission is to
assist companies, if there is a
need, in developing affirmative
action plans which comply with
the City's contract requirements,
and it also monitors the City's
internal affirmative action pro-
"I've worked with the equal
rights and education coordinators,
listened to complaints, and as-
sisted in conducting research. But
my biggest thrill is to attend the
meetings ... to learn how deci-
sions are made. And Mr. Chap-
pelle finds time to discuss some of
the major issues facing the com-
mission with me."
One of Snead's major projects
is to produce a booklet about the
Jewish population in Richmond.
Chappelle states, "The booklet is
the second of a series on
minorities in Richmond; last year,
one was published on Blacks. The
booklet is designed for use by
high school students and will be
part of an anthology. It will
explain the Jewish holidays and
the basic cultural and religious
differences between the Jew and
Gentile. Andrew is forming a
committee of Jewish leaders to
oversee the project. "Chappelle
continues . "Our hope is that the
booklet will be incorporated into
classes, because discrimination
and prejudice are usually based
on ignorance. This is because
people tend to think the way they
do things is right and proper.
They just don't know there might
be another way."
Snead has enjoyed his in-
ternship, but it has made him
more committed to becoming a
high school counselor. "Kids need
to know they must have a quality
education. I'd like to work with
pre-dropouts and dropouts.
Chappelle has given me the
chance to develop skills I never
thought I had. He allows some-
one to expand. 1 want kids to
have the same opportunity."
William Landsidle asking; Pat Johnson about an
item on the daily calendar
Patricia C. Johnson
The Joint Legislative Audit and
Review Commission (JLARC) is
not widely known outside of
Virginia state government. How-
ever, the commission, established
in 1973 as an arm of the General
Assembly, is an especially potent
oversight resource. The commis-
sion reviews and evaluates the
operation and performance of
State agencies, programs and
functions. The 25-member staff
gathers, evaluates and reports
information to a 12-member
commission, composed of four
Senators, seven Delegates and the
Auditor of Public Accounts,
which then makes recommen-
dations to the General Assembly
and the Governor.
The commission has an urban
planning student assigned as an
intern. Patricia C. Johnson had no
experience in the legislative proc-
ess and had no idea of what to
expect from the placement.
Johnson says, "My most im-
portant lesson was that legislators
have an extremely difficult job, in
that the precise wording of legis-
lation is crucial." Prior to the
internship Johnson planned to
become an attorney; the legisla-
tive experience strengthened that
Johnson, according to William
E. Landsidle, division chief, acted
as "the eyes and ears of JLARC
staff during the assembly ses-
sion." Her role was to track
legislation through committee
hearings and floor actions, and
she spent the major part of her
time observing the work of legis-
lators and their staffs.
Johnson's day began by pre-
paring a calendar on biOs of
interest to JLARC and actions
taken by the General Assembly
the previous day.
When the assembly was not in
session, Johnson was involved in
research projects. As such, she
worked in literature searches, de-
veloped abstracts and determined
the usefulness of information
supplied to the team by agencies.
According to Landsidle, research
into state functions is usually
handled by a team of three to four
persons. "We have an applied
approach to research, as opposed
to pure research. That is, the
commission deals with real world
issues and must offer practical
solutions to problems, because
they are trying to insure the
efficient and effective use of state
resources. Much of the research is
of a survey nature, utilizing ques-
tionnaires," says Landsidle.
"We use the information
supplied by these questionnaires,
materials supplied by agencies
and our own observations. When
we present the results of our work
to the commission members, we
give them a total package, in-
cluding proposed recommen-
dations for change. If necessary,
the commission then decides
whether or not to adopt a recom-
mendation and appropriate next
Johnson's experience in work-
ing with JLARC made her realize
that research does not have to be
boring. She admits that she went
into the placement with that fear,
but her experience has proved
that research can be both in-
teresting and absorbing.
"My internship showed me that
basics must be learned in the
classroom," says Johnson, "but
that people must apply the tools
they've learned in order to ap-
Dots 'n' Dashes
"Forget your legs, think of
gazelles running through the
forests. Don't fight it, just float.
Don't use much energy," com-
mands Frances Wessells, assistant
professor of health and physical
education, to a roomful of tired
The dancers are drained from
four months of rehearsal for the
VCUDANCECO spring concert
and from this, the company's
Again and again, they leap and
turn, leap and turn — some getting
better; others worse. It has been a
long day and class has only eight
minutes to go.
As the class itself ends, most of
the 32 dancers sit around the
dance floor edges, while Wessells
has a group of dancers perform
one of the concert numbers.
Wessells continues her direc-
tions, "Don't stop, keep that beat!
Stretch! Move! Make it say some-
Later, Wessells says, "I try to
get them to feel the dance, to
learn the nuances that make
dance. Along with teaching the
basics, I want them to learn how
to move in a variety of ways, to
extend their range of movement,
both physically and esthetically.
"The dancers do all the work
for the concert; of 17 pieces only
three are choreographed by fac-
ulty," says Wessells.
"The pieces reflect us," says
Linda Hains, a senior majoring in
sculpture. "The company doesn't
reflect a school style; instead it
reflects us, as individuals."
Theresa Berry, a VCU employee
and president of the company,
adds, "The fact that we choreo-
graph our own work is one of our
strengths, but because many
people, like myself, just started
dancing within the past five years
we are not technically skilled."
The VCUDANCECO is a
member of the mid- Atlantic re-
gion of the American College
Dance Festival, which is being
organized all over the country. As
part of the festival, a "gala per-
formance" was held at Hollins
College in Virginia. The dances
performed were ajudicated by
famous professionals, with each
school allowed to submit two
dances. "These judges selected
the best dances for a Saturday
night performance, and both of
our numbers were chosen," says
The company also performs
with the Virginia Museum lecture
tours and at area schools. One
popular number is "Dots 'n '
Dashes," based on round and
long forms, which take on their
own personalities. Other favorites
include a dance based on elbows
and one using movements of a
"It's taking the normal
everyday things and making a
statement that makes modern
dance exciting for us and for the
audience," says Berry.
The VCUDANCECO was
started five years ago and from its
beginning, members have wanted
a dance program at VCU. This
coming fall a B.F.A. in dance will
be offered through the School of
the Arts, and says Wessells, "It is
hoped that by 1983 a Master of
Fine Arts will be added."
According to Wessells, "The
dance department will service the
total community, with only two
classes restricted to dance
majors." Eventually, she hopes,
the department will expand to
include a community dance com-
pany, for senior citizens, re-
tarded, and for people who "just
want to move."
A Talented Competition
Fierce competition dominates
the selection for two communica-
tion arts and design honors
courses. University Graphics and
Community Graphics. Over 50
students submitted portfolios for
screening, but only 17 students
were chosen for this year's
Students in these classes actu-
ally work with university or off-
campus clients to produce and
Although students receive no
pay for their work, "their reward
is the printed piece for their
portfolios," says Charles B. Sca-
lin, associate professor of com-
munication arts and design and
originator of University Graphics,
now in its seventh year.
University Graphics was started
to provide design services to the
Anderson Gallery. Within the first
two years, other departments
within the School of the Arts, and
then the university as a whole,
began to request the services.
Eventually, non-profit organiza-
tions also became clients and an
additional class. Community
Graphics, was initiated in 1977.
According to Robert C. Carter,
assistant professor of communica-
tion arts and design and instruc-
tor for Community Graphics,
"Over 100 community organiza-
tions have used the services at
VCU during the last two years.
The students have designed
pieces for Theatre 4, the
Richmond Symphony, the Feder-
ated Arts Council, the Richmond
Chamber of Commerce, Ches-
terfield County and the Science
Museum of Virginia, to name a
The students, in working with
community and university clients,
are not limited to the design of
printed materials, and projects
may include a slide presentation
or exhibition design.
"There are problems associated
with the classes," says Scalin.
"Rob and I have to watch stu-
dents closely to insure that they
are adhering to the client's
schedule, and we have to become
involved if the client and student
Monument Avenue 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sundav April (11980
Monument Avenue Easter Parade poster, University Graphics
have a problem. But the major
drawback is classes are used as
critique sessions and not as de-
"The classes will change this
fall; they will merge to form the
Design Center. The purpose will
be to have a real design studio
situation, where students can ac-
tually work on projects," says
Scalin. "Hopefully, each student
will have an area of his own. An
instructor will be available full time
to answer questions and guide the
student's progress. We're hop-
ing," he adds, "to keep the
number of students limited to ten
and screen the jobs at the begin-
ning of the year, so some students
don't end up working on seven
projects at one time. Of course,
we're also hoping that the stu-
dents will remain eager,
motivated and competitive."
VCWs School of the Arts poster for fund raising,
Become a faster runner for short
distances of 15 to 100 yards by
taking faster and longer steps and
smoother and more powerful
steps. Join the VCU Speed Camp
and learn how to improve your
running. The camp will give you
the chance to become faster in
your chosen sport. You will learn
how to run for basketball, foot-
ball, tennis, hockey or other
sports which demand speed. The
camp will be held July 14-18. For
additional information contact
Constance Ober, Division of Con-
tinuing Studies and Public Ser-
vice, 301 West Franklin Street,
16th floor, Richmond, Virginia
23284, or telephoning (804) 786-
The Next Biennium
The Virginia General Assembly
approved $118.6 million of the
$131.4 million 1980-82 biennium
request of Virginia Common-
wealth University. The university
did reasonably well in the legisla-
tive appropriation process con-
sidering anticipated reductions in
the state tax revenue and an
expected decrease in Federal Rev-
enue Sharing funds.
This appropriation, based on a
ten percent increase in tuition
rates, leaves the university with a
shortage of funds for both the first
and second year of the biennium.
The university is working on a
budget which reflects the proj-
ected revenues. The vice-
presidents have been asked to
document needs and identify
areas where funds can be reallo-
cated. Further, they are to elimi-
nate staff through attrition and
examine alternative funding
sources as a means of supporting
VCU has been notified that a
would be considered for the sec-
ond year, if funds become avail-
able, but the gap between funding
and the university's needs is
projected to widen in the coming
years. VCU plans on meeting this
challenge by self-evaluation and
by working to obtain funds from
Prime Time: Summer 1980
The summer of 1980 can be
prime time for you at VCU. You or
your college eligible son or daugh-
ter can earn college credit from
nearly 1,000 courses. Day or
evening classes are offered in
sessions which vary from three
weeks to nine weeks.
Registration for all classes, in-
cluding those being held abroad,
will be on Tuesday, June 10, from
9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Hibbs
Building, first floor, 900 Park
Avenue. Write or visit Summer
Sessions, Virginia Common-
wealth University, Room 114, 901
West Franklin Street, Richmond,
Virginia 23284, or telephone (804)
257-2000 to obtain registration
materials, establish eligibility and
have your questions answered.
Summer Sessions Calendar
Tuesday, June 10
9:30 a.m.— 8:00 p.m.
Hibbs Building, first floor
900 Park Avenue
Summer Session Dates
Five-week session —
Six-week session —
Nine-week day sessions —
Three-week post session —
Evening College II —
Evening College III —
Special day courses and workshops — As listed in catalogue
June 23— July 25
June 16— July 24
June 16 — ^July 16
July 17— August 15
July 28— August 15
June 16 — August 7
June 23 — August 14
A Third Edition
The third edition oi ]oh Guide for
Richmond Area High School Stu-
dents, a book produced by the
School of Education and the
Richmond Public Schools, has
been published and distributed to
school counselors in the
Richmond metropolitan area.
It contains information on 76 of
the largest firms in the area.
Employment possibilities with
these firms are listed by the job's
title and its Dictionary of Occupa-
tional Titles number. Also in-
cluded in the guide are general
duties, minimum qualifications
and the number of positions a
firm has for a specific job.
The information was compiled
by 11 counselors from area high
and middle schools who attended
the Business and Industrial Semi-
nar taught by Dr. Andrew V.
Beale in the 1979 summer session.
The book is distributed without
charge to all middle and high
school guidance offices in the
area, the Virginia Employment
Commission, public libraries, and
city, state and private agencies.
The Ronald McDonald house
A Miracle on Monument
A home-away-from-home for
the parents of children who are
undergoing treatment for
leukemia, other cancers, and
other serious diseases at MCV
opened on April 15.
The home, built in 1924 at 2330
Monument Avenue, has ten bed-
rooms, seven baths, kitchen,
laundry room, a large playroom,
front and rear porches and a
The owners of McDonald's res-
taurants in central Virginia bought
the house for $145,000 in Sep-
tember 1978 and gave it to a
non-profit parents' group to oper-
ate. That group. Children's On-
cology Services of Virginia, has
received donations of materials,
services and cash to repair, re-
model and redecorate the home,
which had been used as a nursing
home for many years.
The home, named the Ronald
McDonald House, will charge
about $5 a night for families able
to pay and nothing for families
who cannot afford the charge.
According to Dr. Harold M.
Maurer, chairman of the pediat-
rics department, more than half of
the children treated for serious
diseases at MCV come from out-
side the Richmond area. "Daily
travel to MCV or hving in motels
creates quite a family strain and
financial hardship for them," he
says. "The home will be an
immense help to these families."
WOliam Van Arnum, president
of Children's Oncology Services
of Virginia says, "Ours is a
miracle on Monument Avenue."
Teresa Ann Atkinson of
Mechanicsville, Virginia, was the
26th recipient of the Virginia
Alumni Association (Academic
Cajnpus) award. The award, pre-
sented annually, was given for
her outstanding academic
achievement, leadership and ser-
Atkinson received a bachelor of
science degree in mass communi-
While at VCU, she was chair of
the Election Committee for the
Academic Campus, reporter for
the Commomvealth Times and
selected to appear in Who's Who
Among Students in American Uni-
versities and Colleges. Additionally,
she was active in the Public
Relations Society of America and
the Student Affairs Committee of
the Faculty Senate.
A Teacher Shortage
Remember when the teacher
applicant had no trouble in se-
curing a teaching placement?
Well, according to Rollie Oatley,
Jr., director of the Office of Place-
ment Services, by 1985 this will
again be true. Oatley says, "The
pendulum of supply and demand
is again moving.
"The surplus of teachers is so
readily apparent that we fail to
see a shortage is already begin-
ning to exist in some areas." And
he adds, "The shortage of
teachers will be great in the not so
The Office of Placement Ser-
vices conducts a statewide survey
of school administrators each year
to determine projected teacher
vacancies for the upcoming year.
Last year's survey results in-
dicated that the teacher supply is
waning. The survey showed Vir-
ginia's schools would hire 40.98
percent more teachers this year,
than in 1979.
Another indication is a report
by the Association for School,
College and University Staffing
(ASCUS), which states there was
a significant decline in the
number of candidates completing
student teaching between 1971
and 1976. This ASCUS forecast
was reconfirmed and a report
issued in February 1980.
"Today," Oatley says, "is the
time to address the waning sup-
ply of teachers. However, given
the usual time lag of five to six
years before there is an acknowl-
edgment of a surplus or shortage,
the impending teacher shortage is
not a matter of public concern
today, but it will be, in the mid-
An Interactional Event
The Third Annual Alumni
Association Institute of the School
of Social Work was held April 18
and was attended by more than
This institute explored the
problem of child abuse, with Dr.
Alfred Kadushin, an internation-
ally known expert on children and
professor of social work at the
University of Wisconsin, as the
Kadushin explored child abuse
as an "interactional event" and
explained that in many cases the
child is the instigator for the
abuse. He went on to say that
parents, even though they are
responsible for the abuse, can at
times lose control because the
child aggravates the situation. He
reminded the audience that when
counseling parents, the behavior
of the child must be taken into
In the Spring 1980 issue of the
magazine. Dr. Wayne C. Hall was
incorrectly identified. Dr. Hall is
the vice-president of academic
affairs at VCU.
Dr. Edmund C. Arnold, profes-
sor of mass communications, has
received the United States Army's
Outstanding Civilian Medal. The
medal recognizes Arnold's long
association with military pub-
Dr. George E. Hoffer, associate
professor of economics, has been
appointed to Senator John
Warner's state advisory commit-
tee on the Chrysler Corporation.
The Virginia Occupational
Therapy Association has elected
Ruth A. Meyers, assistant profes-
sor of occupational therapy,
president of the organization.
Dr. Otto D. Payton, professor
of physical therapy, was ap-
pointed chairman of the grants
review committee for the Founda-
tion of Physical Therapy.
An A. D. Williams grant has
been awarded to Barbara J. Small,
assistant professor of medical
Dr. Martin A. Tarter, associate
professor of education, has been
selected to receive an Award for
Excellence in Private Enterprise
Education from Freedoms Foun-
dation at Valley Forge.
Dr. Richard S. Luck, assistant
professor and director of the
regional education program —
VCU Fisherville, has been
awarded $73,151 in supplemental
funding by the Rehabilitative Ser-
vices Administration of HEW, for
support of his department's pro-
Dr. Charles H. O'Neal, asso-
ciate professor of biophysics, has
been elected to an additional
three-year term as a commissioner
on the Scientific Manpower
Commission, Washington, D.C.
A broadcast concert on the
200-station National Public Radio
Network marked Professor Fran-
tisek Smetana's 50th year as a
performing artist. The 90-minute
concert by the famed Smetana
Trio included his String Quartet,
Opus 4, as well as the Brahams
Sonata in E Minor for cello and
the Trio "Dumky" by Dvorak.
The Virginia Environmental
Endowment has funded three
more years of research on the
health effects of environmental
chemicals to Dr. Philip S. Gueze-
lian, Jr., associate professor of
Ronald P. Reynolds, associate
professor of recreation, has been
appointed to serve as editor of the
Therapeutic Recreational ]oumal.
Dr. Beauty D. Crummette,
associate professor of nursing,
was elected chairman of the
Maternal-Child Health Profes-
sional Practice group of the Vir-
ginia Nurses Association.
Shirley T. Downs, assistant
dean. School of Nursing, has
been elected senator of the South-
ern Branch of the American Per-
sonnel Guidance Association.
Dr. Gloria M. Francis, profes-
sor of nursing and director, re-
search activities, was elected to
the Council on Faculty Affairs by
the University Assembly.
The American Council on Edu-
cation has named Dr. Grace E.
Harris, associate dean. School of
Social Work, one of 35 ACE
fellows for 1980-81. During the
fellowship period, Harris will be
involved in fuU-time study of
academic administration at VCU
and will actively participate in
decision-making, projects and
The Virginia Association of
Alcoholism Counselors gave their
President's Award to Dr. Marcia J.
Lawton, assistant professor in
rehabilitation counseling, for de-
votion and personal commitment
to advancing the new profession
of alcoholism counseling.
The Virginia Center on Aging
has been selected as one of 170
national repository sites for
documents from the Service
Center for Aging (SCAN). The
documents wall be housed in the
Microfilm Reading Room of the
Cabell Library and are available
for use by the public.
Whatever Happened To,..
Pamela K. Barefoot (B.S. psy-
chology, 1972) grew up around
tobacco farming. Her daddy, her
uncles and her neighbors all
nurtured their crops from the first
spring planting until the yellow
leaves were sold off the
To her, working on a tobacco
farm was just something she did
to earn money during the sum-
mers. But in 1977 she quit her job
as a rehabilitation counselor with
the Virginia Department of Cor-
rections Division of Youth Ser-
vices, because she "couldn't be-
lieve the youth really didn't care
about themselves or each other.
"At that time, I wondered how
I got my values — values so differ-
ent from the ones those kids had.
I began to think about working
with all the neighbors on the
tobacco. The hard work, the
sharing and the fun. 1 discovered
a lot of country is still flowing in
my blood and I also realized that
tobacco farming is a vanishing
way of life."
Barefoot began a search for
books on tobacco farming and
"her folk." She hunted through
basement stacks in libraries, comb-
ed bookstores and even called
tobacco companies trying to find a
history of tobacco farming.
She found that such books did
not exist and decided to docu-
ment that history. Using the
money received from her con-
tributions to the State retirement
system as "seed" money, she
began to record today's version of
America's first industry.
She began in Johnston County,
North Carolina, with her
neighbors and worked her way
south down through Georgia,
then proceeded north into
Additional financing for the
research came from a $3,074
Youthgrant from the National
Endowment for the Humanities
and a $2,000 advance book pur-
chase from the Universal Leaf
Tobacco Company. Also, Barefoot
waited on tables and held yard
She followed the tobacco sea-
son for one year, from August
1977 to August 1978 and she
recorded everything about the
tobacco from the seeds being
planted to the selling of the crop.
Barefoot shows all the labor in-
volved in producing an acre of
tobacco, seedlings being transfer-
red one-by-one and fingers
pinching off tobacco worms and
She also records the harvesting
men, who start picking fluecured
tobacco in the second week of July
by pulling off the three bottom
leaves on each plant. These leaves
are laid out carefully to insure they
are not broken, then tied. This
picking process goes on once a
week for six to ten weeks. Then the
family cuts wood all winter for
curing the tobacco.
According to Barefoot, 300
hours of labor must be put into
cultivating and marketing each
acre of tobacco, while it takes only
four hours for an acre of wheat.
Barefoot says she "tried to
relate the values of the small
farmer, showing the industrious-
ness, the hard work and the
pride," and she "let the people
tell their own stories."
"The people care for each plant
from seed through maturity and
they love it," says Barefoot. The
book's closing quote captures this
affection between farmer and
crop. "I like to watch my tobacco
grow. 1 go out there every morn-
ing and look at it, make sure it's
all right, tend to it and study
things about it. 1 like it. I sure
Another farmer says, "My
daddy was one of the first men to
plant a hill of tobacco in this part
of the state. After my daddy
planted it, I decided I'd plant me
some to see if it'd grow. I got
about a dozen hills and set them
out beside the fence just to see
what they'd do. 'Twas the pret-
tiest crop of tobacco you ever
seen! . . ."
Gathering material for the
book. Mules and Memories was
easy since Barefoot "speaks the
language" and, she was trusted
because her father was a "bacca"
farmer. Her problems began
when she wanted to publish the
book herself. In order to have
"You know, if a wasp or anything stings you,
you rub it good with wet snuff and it will ease
the pain off. "
"V/e used to handle each leaf like it was a
dollar bill. Nozv we walk all over them. If my
daddy could see that, he'd quiver in his grave. "
10,000 copies of her book printed
she needed a $68,000 guarantee
for the printer. To raise this
amount she formed a publishing
company and worked on selling
advance copies of the book. The
printer, W. M. Brown and Son,
Richmond, agreed to back the
project by printing a four-page
brochure on Mules and Memories.
From this publicity piece and
many meetings with farm organi-
zations, tobacco companies and
other businesses, she sold $55,000
worth of advance copies. But she
needed $15,000 more. 'T cried,
because I knew it couldn't be
done; then the pieces fell in place.
Universal Leaf co-signed a $5,000
loan for me, the Tobacco Institute
bought $5,000 more books and my
dad took out a $5,000 loan in
North Carohna. "
She still owes money, but
Barefoot is living off the books,
not only by selling them, but by
bartering them for necessities.
"It was a long struggle to get
the book printed," says Barefoot,
"but it was worth it. All the
people 1 talked to received a copy.
I still visit a few people from time
to time and have become close to
a couple of families. Now, 1 have
my memories and my book."
James F. Terrill (M.D. '18) is retired
from the U.S. Navy after 30 plus years
of service. He was a Captain in the
Samuel P. Kayne (D.D.S. '36) was
elected to membership in the American
College of Dentistry.
Banij Benacerraf (M.D. '45) chair-
man of the department of pathology at
Harvard Medical School, has been ap-
pointed president and chief executive
officer of the Sidney Farber Cancer
Shirley Scherker Geller (certificate
occupational therapy '45) is the director
of adjunctive therapies at the Commu-
nity Hospital of North Hollywood.
Arthur G. Meakin (M.D. '48) just
completed serving as president of the
medical staff of the Greenville Hospital
System, Greenville, South Carolina.
Nikki Calisch Fairman (B.S. jour-
nalism '49) has been named director of
special projects for the Metro Com-
munications Group — Metro Asso-
ciated Services in New York City.
Barclay Sheaks (B.F.A. fine arts '49)
had an exhibit of his paintings at the
Harold Decker Gallery.
music director of St. Thomas Episcopal
Church on the Isle of Hope and sings in
the Savannah Symphony Chorale.
Henry B. Moncure (B.S. business
'51) has been in business in Gaston,
North Carolina, since 1956. He works
as a real estate broker and is involved in
land development on Lake Gaston.
Also, he is past-president of the Lake
Gaston Chamber of Commerce and ac-
tive in the Lions Club.
Robert L. West (B.S. physical
therapy '53) is the director of the physi-
cal therapy department for Watson
Clinic in Lakeland, Florida.
Ohlen R. Wilson (M.D. '54) is cur-
rently serving on the hospital board for
the Foreign Mission Board of the
Southern Baptist Convention for three
hospitals in the middle east and is an
assistant professor in the family prac-
tice department of the Medical College
of Georgia. He also continues a family
practice in Alma, Georgia.
Paul N. Bridge (M.H.A. '55) has
been appointed by the Governor to the
Virginia Advisory Council on
Emergency Medical Services.
Leroy S. Safian (M.D. '43M,
resident-radiology '55) has been
elected to membership in the Associa-
tion of University Radiologists and was
the speaker at the annual meehng of
the American Society of Head and
Neck Radiology in Palm Beach, Florida,
in May 1980.
Robert L. Hill (B.M.E. '56) has re-
tired on a medical disability and volun-
teers as manager of the Savannah
Symphony Chorale and the Savannah
William O. McCabe, Jr. (M.D. '56) is
serving as chairman of the board for the
Community Bank of Forest, Forest,
The first Nurse of the Year Award
granted by the Air Force Logistics
Command has gone to Margaret P. C.
Nelson (B.S. nursing '57). Lt. Col. Nel-
son is currently serving as educational
coordinator at the Wright-Patterson
Medical Center and is responsible for
developing and delivering training
programs for all nursing personnel as-
signed to the center.
E. Wayne Titmus (B.S. business ad-
ministration '58) has been named cost
containment coordinator for Revnolds
Kenneth L. Waddell (M.H.A. 58)
has been elected president of the Vir-
ginia Hospital Association for 1979-80.
The handsome river boat gambler
Gaylord Ravenal in the Woman's Club
of Hopewell production of Slioiv Boat
was played bv John A. Kontopanos,
Jr. (D.D.S. '59) The proceeds from the
production were to benefit the Camp
Easter Seal East and a local dental pro-
gram for children.
Philip R. Redman (B.F. A. art educa-
tion '59) is a teacher/ coordinator with
the Chesterfield County School Sys-
tem. He has been involved in art educa-
tion, industrial arts education and is
currently coordinator of Industrial
Cooperative Training (ICT).
The U. S. General Accounting Office
has appointed Samuel W. Bowlin(B.S.
accounting '60) associate director of the
"I continue to paint," writes Ashlin
Wyatt Smith (M.F. A. '60). Her studio is
at the McGutty Art Center in Char-
lottesville where she works with 40
other artists and craftsmen. Smith was
a founding member of this joint city/
artist organization and served as its
Benjamin F. Knight, Jr. (D.D.S. '61)
a Lynchburg oral and maxillofacial sur-
geon, has assumed the presidency of
the Virginia Society of Oral and Maxil-
Joseph C. Parker, Jr. (M.D. '62) is a
professor of pathology at the Univer-
sity of Miami. He is developing a
neuropathology program for studying
hereditary degenerative neural dis-
eases and aging changes in the brain.
John F. Wilson (B.F. A drama and
speech '63) has recently been made
anchorman for the KSE)K news pro-
gram in St. Louis, Missouri.
Billy Conn Fleming (B.F. A. theatre
'64) has written the book for a new
musical. Swing, which opened at the
Kennedy Center in Washington.
Roger W. Cakes (B.S. advertising
'64) owns a chain of pet stores, Pet-
Go-Round, in North Carolina and
South Carolina. He also has a kitchen
cabinet business specializing in im-
ported German kitchen interiors.
Susan Joanna Van Pool (B.F. A.
fashion illustration '64) is working as a
freelance graphic designer.
Barbara B. Ward (certificate medical
secretary '64) has accepted a position as
secretary to Gene T. Malone, D.O.,
Shirley D. Barker (M.S.W. '65) has
been appointed deputy director of the
Division of Mental Health, University
of California at Davis Medical School.
This is the first time a non-physician
has held this position in any of the
University of California Medical
Schools. In addition to administering
the school's clinical treatment pro-
grams for adults and children, Ms.
Barker is a faculty member in the De-
partment of Psychiatry.
Kathleen Lawyer Hughes (B.M.E.
'65) performed at a Second Presby-
terian Church's "Music At Noon" con-
William P. Kennedy (D.D.S. '65)
was elected to the South Carolina State
Board of Dental Examiners.
James E. Little (D.D.S. '65) is presi-
dent of a dental group which
specializes in quality, economical
prosthetics and now has three locations
Nicholas W. Orsi III (B.S. general
business '65) has been elected an assis-
tant vice-president of Alexander and
Alexander of Virginia Inc.
The National Starch and Chemical
Corporation has promoted Norman R.
Pifer(B.S. distributive education '65) to
district sales manager at the Cincinnati
David F. Alexick (M.F. A. fine arts
'66) is presently teaching painting,
sculpture and ceramics at Christopher
Newport College and an art course at
the College of William and Mary.
D. John Armstrong (B.F. A. drama
'66) works for Cariliner in New York in
their new department called Video-
L. D. Callans, Jr. (B.S. accounting
'66) became the general sales manager
of Frontier Ford in Santa Clara,
A Master in Art Therapy was
awarded to Pamela Lowenthal (B.F. A.
'66) from George Washington Univer-
sity. She is currently a faculty/staff
member of the Chemistry Department
of American University as an art dem-
onstration teacher in a model school art
and science program for mainstream-
ing deaf, blind and emotionally dis-
Wallace M. Saval (B.A. history '66)
was appointed principal of Northeast
Senior High School in McLeansville,
N. C. and is a doctoral candidate at
George Peabody College for Teachers
of Vanderbilt University.
The VA Federation of Emergency
Medical Services Inc. has promoted
Andrea Respess Clapp (B.S. retailing
'67) to executive director. The corpora-
tion is designed to aid local planning
an-d systems development in
emergency health care.
Joseph J. Markow, Jr. (B.S. business
'67) received a Sammy award, pre-
sented to distinguished salesmen. He
is currently employed as a realtor with
Winfree H. Slater, Inc., Realtors.
Charles H. Massey (B.F. A. dramatic
art '67) is working in film and television
for the Zoli Agency in New York City.
Harold E. North (M.F. A. '67) is co-
curator at the 1708 East Main alternative
space gallery in Richmond.
The Virginia State Department of
Welfare has appointed Joseph P. An-
drews (M.S. psychology '68) to assis-
tant director of staff development.
An old fire engine, a turn-of-the-
century model airplane dangling from
the porch rafters, or a fuzzy pink pig
peeking through the front window at-
tract visitors to the home of sculpture
Clifford Earl (B.F. A. fine arts '68).
Earl's work has grown in popularity
through the years, and two of his
sculptured flying machines hang in the
Smithsonian Institute's aerospace divi-
Charles E. McCabe, Jr. (B.S. retail-
ing '68) is a program analyst with the
Office of the Assistant Secretary of
Defense — Comptroller.
Sandra Eley Tims (M.M.E. '68)
served as the chamber music assistant
for the Spoleto Festival, U.S.A. in
Charleston, South Carolina.
Richard L. Atkinson, Jr. (M.D. '68,
internship '69) is an assistant professor
at the University of Virginia in the
Division of Endocrine-Metabolism and
is the director of the Clinical Nutrition
Center. Additionally, Atkinson is
doing research on obesity and diabetes .
Jennings G. Cox (M.S. rehabilitation
counseling '69) was named director of
counseling services at Longwood Col-
Sherry Sebrell Parker (B.S. social
welfare '69) is the director of social
work at the Portsmouth General Hos-
pital in Portsmouth, Virginia.
James G. Smith (B.S. business man-
agement '69) is an assistant vice-
Even if you failed to buy a class
ring as a student, you can now
order one. Rings for both men
and women are available in a wide
variety of styles. For more infor-
mation and a price list, write for a
ring order kit and please, specify
whether the ring is for a man or a
For a ring order kit-price list,
please write: Alumni Activities
Office, Virginia Commonwealth
University, Richmond, Virginia
president with Johnson and Higgins of
Florida and is responsible for risk man-
agement services for major clients.
Saint Albans Psychiatric Hospital
has named Robert L. Terrell, Jr.
(M.H.A. '69) administrator.
Free-lance artist and teacher James
M. Bennett (B.F.A. painting and
printmaking '70) demonstrated the art
of caUigraphy to members of the
Shenandoah Valley Artists Associa-
Thomas R. Blount, Jr. (B.S. ac-
counting '70) was named finance direc-
tor of Petersburg, Virginia.
Barbara Stewart Brown (B.S. nurs-
ing '70) is a pediatric nurse practitioner
in Richmond and editor of Pediatric
Nursing, the journal of the National
Association of Pediatric Nurse Asso-
ciates and Practitioners.
Robert C. Collins (B.S. business
administration '70) received a Sammy
award for distinguished salesmen. He
is employed as an associate broker of
Winfree H. Slater Inc., Realtors.
Douglas H. Donohoe (B.S. man-
agement '70) is the president of Future
Sound Inc., which was chosen by the
Lake Placid Olympic Organizing
Committee to be the official consultant
and supplier of sound reinforcement
systems to the XIII Olympic Winter
"Good Times with Rhymes", a
summer poetry class for children, was
taught by Esther Leiper Estabrooks
(B.A. English '70).
Gloria Johnson Irvin (M.Ed, guid-
ance '70) was awarded a Sammy for her
distinguished work as a realtor with
Winfree H. Slater Inc., Realtors.
S. Jackson Salasky (B.S. advertising
'70), an attorney, is now associated
with the firm of Winkle, Wells & Staf-
ford, P.C. in Dallas, Texas.
The International Food Beverage
Company of Richmond has transferred
W. Douglas Saylor (B.S. advertising
'70) to Virginia Beach where he will be
the Norfolk sales manager.
David W. Spain (B.S. business ad-
ministration '70) has been promoted to
vice-president of Crossway Inn Inc.,
owners of the Crossway Inn and Ten-
nis Resort. He has also been elected
president of the Cocoa Beach Area
Chamber of Commerce and appointed
by the Brevard County Commission to
the Brevard County Tourist Develop-
ment Council and treasurer of the
Space Coast Tourism Committee of the
county wide information bureau lo-
cated at the Kennedy Space Center.
Donna B. Aronson (B.F.A. dramatic
art and speech '71) has been appointed
assistant professor of theatre at Five
College Inc. This is a consortium of Mt.
Holyoke, Smith, Amherst, and Hamp-
shire Colleges and the University of
Christopher P. Clarens (B.F.A.
dramatic art and speech '71) works as a
designer for television in Los Angeles.
William I. Ivey III (M.S. clinical
psychology '71) is currently working
for the regional office of the U.S. Public
Health Service in Atlanta, Georgia,
where he travels throughout the
southeast as a mental health consult-
Eric A. McFarland (B.F.A. dramatic
art and speech '71) is a story editor for
Allan Carr Films Inc. in Los Angeles
and is also a writer for the Holh/uvod
Reporter, a trade paper.
The richly textured, complex intagUo
prints of Everett L. Wtnrow (M.A.E.
'71) were on display at Norfolk State
University's James Wise Gallery.
John C. Bennett (B.S. psychology
'72) has been re-elected for a four-year
term as commonwealth attorney for
Culpeper County, Virginia.
Daniel C. Brooker, Jr. (M.D. '72) has
recently completed a tour of duty as a
staff orthopedic surgeon at the U. S.
Army Hospital, Ft. Campbell, Ken-
tucky and is presently a fellow in
pediatric orthopedic surgery at Van-
derbUt University .In July 1980 , Brooker
plans to open a practice in Waycross,
The Arizona Department of Health
Services has appointed Frederick F.
Hughes (M.H.A. '72) chief of the
Bureau of Health Economics. He wUl be
responsible for administering the
Arizona rate review and uniform ac-
counting reporting programs required
of all licensed hospitals, nursing homes
and other health care institutions.
Jane E. Miller (B.S. nursing '72) has
completed the U. S. Air Force Nurse
Midwifery Residency Program and is
certified by the American College of
Nurse Midwives. She is currently a
Captain in the Air Force Nurse Corp
and is stationed at Langley Air Force
Chang Woon Moon (B.A. history
'72) is president of the United East
Trading Company in Corona, Califor-
nia. Moon founded the company ap-
proximately three years ago to import
furniture, shoes and other accessories
from the Far East.
Alexandra M. Pappas' (B.F.A.
painting and printmaking '72) small
works on paper appeared at Scott-
McKennis Fine Art.
Christopher M. Sieverdes (M.S.
sociology '72) was promoted to an
associate professor of sociology by
W. Terry Snyder (B.F.A. fashion art
'72) is a puppeteer and uses the Valen-
tine Museum's Junior Center as his
The Pepsi-Cola Company has pro-
moted Daniel A. Bedway (B.S. man-
agement '73) to district manager of
The Medical Center Hospitals Board
of Directors appointed David L. Bemd
(M.H.A. '73) as administrator of Nor-
folk General Hospital, the second
largest, not-for-profit private teaching
hospital in Virginia.
Archie T. Bruns (M.H.A. '73) is the
executive director of Thorns Rehabilita-
tion Hospital in Asheville, North
Charles C. Conway, Jr. (B.S. busi-
ness administration '73) received a
Sammy award, presented to distin-
guished salesmen. He is employed as
an investment officer with First & Mer-
chants National Bank.
Jackson W. Landham III (M.S.
business '73) received a master of di-
vinity from the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary, Louisville.
John R. T. Moore (B.A. English '73)
has been studying bookbinding for the
past several years. During the last year,
he completed an edition binding, in
limp vellum, of Portable Kisses by Tess
Gallagher and completed two months
of advance study with Hugo Peller, at
the Centro del bel Libro, Ascona, Swit-
Samuel G. Banks (M.A.E. '74), di-
rector of the Richmond Public Schools
Humanities Center, had his photo-
graphs exhibited at "Dimensions and
Directions: Black Artists of the South"
at the Mississippi Museum of Art in
Jane Piland Barker (B.S. elementary
education '74) has completed the re-
quirements for a master's degree in
rehabilitation counseling at the Univer-
sity of Scranton and was selected an
outstanding young woman in America
Marilla Mattox Haas (M.M.E. '74)
performed piano duets at a concert
presented by the faculty of the Mary
Washington College music depart-
Jonathan J. Kirk (B.F.A. communi-
cation arts and design '74) is an art
director with the National Geographic
David M. Kling (M. Ed. elementary
education '74) is working for Sea Ser-
vice Company, a service company
which provides purchasing and ac-
counting services to three nursing
homes in New York City, as purchas-
A Richmond thespian has emigrated
to Los Angeles. Barclay Lottimer
(B.F.A. dramatic art and speech '74)
has co-founded his own film produc-
tion company, with its first film,
"Wildwoods," to be ready for theaters
in early spring of 1981 .
The Bank of Virginia in Front Royal
has named H. Paige Manuel (B.S.
marketing '74) business development
Paul R. Miller (B.S. administration
of justice and public safety '74) was
named the first jail administrator in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. Miller will
be the administrator of the Virginia
Beach Correctional Center and will be
responsible for implementing court
An organ recital was presented by
Bernard R. Riley (MM. '74) at the St.
James Episcopal Church in Richmond.
Edward J. Ritz, Jr. (B.S. manage-
ment '74) has been elected a vice-
president of Richmond Plastics Inc.
Edward M. Tierney Ill's (B.F.A.
painting and printmaking '74) works of
acrylic on paper were exhibited at the
1708 gallery in Richmond.
Special recognition was awarded to
Alyce Musgrove Walcavich (M.F.A.
painting and printmaking '74) by
Teresa Annas of the Virginian-Pilot.
Annas wrote, "Her work immediately
grabs your attention — partly because of
the predominating size of her canvas-
ses and partly because of the astonish-
ing quality of her brand of realism . . .a
Thomas E. Baker (M.S. rehabilita-
tion counseling '75) was recently voted
tenure by the faculty of the University
of Scranton; Barker is a member of the
sociology /criminal justice department
at the university. Additionally he has
been promoted to Captain in the U.S.
Army Reserve and Commander of the
322D Military Police (CI) Detachment.
Barker also received the 1980 award for
Who's Who in American Law En-
forcement and the Outstanding Young
Men of America Award.
Wendy P. Bone(M.D. '75) is working
at Kent State University where she is a
student health physician and also
serves as team physician for all the
women's athletic teams. In addition.
Bone is teaching part time at
NEOUCOM, the new consortium
medical school in northeast Ohio.
Richard A. Bonelli II (B.S. business
administration '75) is currently
employed by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers as a real estate appraiser.
The Library of Congress Copyright
Office has promoted Ronnie Lee Cle-
ments (B.S. mass communications '75)
to the position of copyright technician.
This position involves the preliminary
screening of recommendations for ac-
tion concerning incoming applications
and correspondence about the
Thomas J. Dorsey (B.S. business
administration '75) was promoted from
director of options strategy to vice-
president by Wheat, First Securities
Theresa J. Duprey (B.S. psychology
'75) is employed by the Department of
the Army as a personnel staffing
specialist at the Civilian Personnel
Office in Frankfurt, Germany.
Julia B. Ellis (B.F.A. communication
arts and design '75) is an ace television
editor with ABC news in Washington,
Earl Gordon (B.F.A. sculphjre '75)
had his work exhibited at the Virginia
Museum's Institute of Contemporary
Reuben J. Waller, Jr. (B.A. history
'75) is a real estate appraiser for Lip-
man, Frizzell and Mitchell and is cur-
rently working towards the completion
of the requirements for a M.A.I, desig-
nation from the American Institute of
Real Estate Appraisers.
The work of King D. Webb (B.F.A.
communication arts and design '75)
may be mistaken for silkscreen prints
because of the exactness of his ren-
derings and the smoothness of his tex-
tures, according to the Richmond News
Leader, but they are one-of-a-kind works
created with ruling pens and designer's
gouache. Webb has won numerous
awards for his art including "Best in
Show" in "Expressions '77" and "Ex-
pressions '79" sponsored by the Rich-
mond Chapter of the National Confer-
ence of Artists.
Diane Vayo Blunt (B.F.A. interior
design '76) is employed by Business
Furniture Interiors, a northern Virginia
office furnishings dealer that designs
offices and banks.
Don W. Bradley (M.D. '76) and his
wife Martha Key Bradley (M.D. '76)
were the featured speakers at the an-
nual meeting of the Virginia Council on
Health and Medical Care. Their topic
was "Recruiting Physicians for Vir-
Tracy Taylor Brewer (B.S. elemen-
tary education '76) received an M.Ed,
in audio-visual education from the
University of Virginia.
The Harold Decker Gallery held an
exhibition of 34 new works in acrylic by
David H. Cochran (B.F.A. painting
and printmaking '76)
Sharon L. Duncan (B.S. elementary
education '76) played "sweet Mag-
nolia" in Show Boat, a benefit produc-
tion for the Woman's Club of Hope-
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Regina A. Gargus (B.S. Biology '76)
will graduate this May with an M.D.
from MCV and will continue at MCV as
a pediatric resident.
Rochelle V. Habeck (M.S. rehabilita-
tion counseling '76) is currently en-
rolled in the Ph. D. program in rehabili-
tation counseling psychology at the
University of Wisconsin — Madison
and is working part-time as coor-
dinator of rehabilitation and continu-
ing care for the Wisconsin Clinical
Ocie K. Jones (A.S. legal secretary
'76) works for the Utility Corporation of
Lynn T. Legum (B.S. marketing '76)
is currently an account executive for
Ogilvy & Mather Direct Response Inc.
in New York.
Jeannette Drake Robinson (M.S.W.
'76), a clinical social worker at Family
and Children's Service of Richmond, is
the co-director of a series on "Com-
munication for Black Couples: Choice
Basic wall sculptures by Michele C.
Smith (B.F. A. art '76) were displayed at
the 1708 gallery in Richmond.
The Independent Insurance Agents
of Virginia Inc. has appointed Ted L.
Smith (B.S. business administration
'76) executive vice-president.
Robert A. Stanford (B.S. chemistry
'76) is teaching cooking at the St. John's
Wood apartments and is a third-year
apprentice in the Virginia Chef's Asso-
ciation apprentice program.
Lori A. Adams (B.F. A. theatre '77)
has been working at the Cincinnati
Theatre in the Park, a LORT regional
theatre, as chief costume cutter/
Stewart E. Beanum (M.Ed, adminis-
tration and supervision '77) is a
member of the McKenney Town Plan-
ning Council, the Special Education
Advisory Committee of Dinwiddle
County and Area 16 Special Olympics
representative for the Dinwiddie
County Public Schools.
John S. Boyles (B.M.E. '77) pre-
sented a program of classical guitar
music for the Music at Noon Series at
St. Paul's Church in Richmond.
Carolyn J. Cooper (B.S. recreation
'77) has been appointed executive di-
rector of United Cerebral Palsy of Cen-
Anne E. Demmon (B.S. nursing '77)
has been at Memorial Children's Hos-
pital in Long Beach, California for over
two years, where her specialities are
oncology and diabetic teaching.
Randolph-Macon College featured
the drawings and paintings of artist-
in-resident M. Jean Edwards (M.F.A.
painting and printmaking '77).
James E. Emory II (M.S.W. '77) has
been promoted to the rank of Captair
in the Medical Service Corps, U.S.
Army. He is presently assigned as a
social work officer. Social Work Divi-
sion, U.S. Army Retraining Brigade,
Fort Riley, Kansas. The brigade deals
with the retraining and rehabilitation of
soldiers convicted of various offenses
under the Uniform Code of Military
Linda Sniezek Haggerty (M.S. mic-
robiology '77) has recently been pro-
moted to biocontrol supervisor ir
Travenol Laboratories. She will be re-
sponsible for micro quality control,
steam and ETO sterilization and en-
vironmental and sterility testing.
Willie H. Hall, Jr. (B.F. A. sculpture
'77) showed five of his works in the
Richmond Public Library's Second
Virginia Museum artist-in resident
Pauline Gerst Lazaron (B.F. A. art edu-
cation '77) has held numerous two-day
creative art workshops for children.
Henry B. Nicholson, Jr. (M.H.A. '77)
has been promoted to Major and reas-
signed from the position of hospital
administrator, USAF Hospital,
Mountain Home, Idaho, to the position
of current plans and operations man-
ager. Directorate of Plans and Re-
sources, Office of the Surgeon General
Mark Parrington (M.H.A. '77) was
named director of corporate planning
for Sutter Community Hospitals in
Charles N. Smith (B.S. psychology '77)
has been the director of liie Black Awak-
ening Choir of VCU for the past seven
years. The choir celebrated its 10th an-
niversary in April 1980.
Susette Sides Stansell (B.F. A.
sculpture '77) is a free-lance illustrator
in Richmond, specializing in Lerov-
lettered medical graphs for pub-
lications and slides.
Lynn H. Tyler (M.S. rehabilitation
counseling '77) is employed as an edu-
cational specialist at Fort Lee, Virginia.
The Southhampton Correctional
Center has promoted Ellis B. Wright
Jr. (M.S. rehabilitation counseling '77)
from corrections treatment program
supervisor to assistant superintendent.
Margaret A. Branche (B.S. nursing
'78) joined the U. S. Navy Reserves.
She is currently stationed at the Na-
tional Naval Medical Center in
Bethesda and working as a staff nurse
in the intensive care unit.
Joseph P. Browning (B.S. mass
communications '78) has become
sports editor for the Standard-Jinirnal
Neu'spapcrs, Rexburg, Idaho.
Jerry L. Copley (M. Ed. distributive
education '78) is currently working as
the vocational coordinator and assis-
tant principal at King George Middle
School, King George, Virginia.
Mark C. Cox (M.S. rehabilitation
counseling '78) has recently become a
rehabilitation psychologist at Betty
Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital in
Pomona, New Jersey.
An exhibition of hand-tinted photo-
graphs by Cathleen P. Crone (B.F.A.
communication arts and design '78)
was on view at the Photoworks Gallery
"August Echo" a deceptively simple
wall hanging by Karen C. Eide (B.F.A.
crafts '78) was on display at the third
annual exhibit of The Textile Designers
John N. Gargus (M.D. 1978) has
joined the Family Practice Association
in Hopewell, Virginia.
Robert M. Haggerty (M.S. mic-
robiology '78) was recently promoted
to research associate in the Corporate
Microbiology Division of Travenol
Laboratories. Haggerty is responsible
for the biovalidation and engineering
of sterilization processes for par-
M.F.M. Hutcheson (B.F.A.
sculpture '78) had an exhibition of his
works at the 1708 gallery in Richmond.
Rosalind H. Kreshin (B.S. adminis-
tration of justice and public safety '78)
is a juvenile probahon counselor at
Henrico County Juvenile and Domestic
Michelle Morris (B.F.A. crafts '78)
has her work highlighted at the third
annual exhibit of The Textile Designers
Regina Rafter (B.S. psychology '78)
was promoted from assistant store
manager in the Chicago Loop store of
the Three Sisters/Jean Nicole women's
clothing stores, to store manager of the
chain's Jean Nicole store in Merrillville,
Edwin P. Shelton (B.F.A. sculpture
'78) had an exhibition of his works at
the 1708 gallery in Richmond.
Carrie Jefferson Smith (M.S.W. '78)
has been named equal opportunity
representative for the Kansas
Neurological Institute, Topeka. The
KNI is a residential treatment facihty
for the developmentally disabled and
mentally retarded child and his family.
J. Michael Andrews (B.S. mass
communications '79) was com-
missioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy
and is currently stationed at Destroyer
Squadron 28, Naval Education and
Training Center, Newport, Rhode Is-
land. In August 1980, he will attend
Surface Warfare Officer School and
then Communications School. An-
drews and his wife Joann Thorson
(B.S. mass communications/
psychology '79) live in Middletown,
Philip Morris Incorporated has ap-
pointed Manuel C. Bourlas (Ph. D.
chemistry '79) manager of its analytical
Cathleen Bradley Fitl (M.F.A. crafts
'79) had her limited edition art clothing
highlighted at the third annual exhibit
of The Textile Designers Association.
The Virginia Department of Al-
coholic Beverage Control has named
Patricia C. Hassard (M.S. mass com-
munications '79) information officer.
Carolyn Artz Kronk (M.Ed, adult
education '79) produced a 30-minute
television program, Tlic Spirit of Bon
Secours, about St. Mary's Hospital.
According to Robert Merritt,
Richmond Times-Dispatch, "For just
over a month, Dolores "Dee"
Slominski (B.F.A. theatre '79) hasbeen
lighting the fuse that ignites the
Haymarket Dinner Theater production
of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. "
Frederick W. Turner (B.S. adminis-
tration of justice and public safety '79)
has been elected to the executive board
of the Virginia Correctional Associa-
tion. He will hold the office of central
region vice-chairman and represent
Adebisi N. Owodunni (M.F.A.
sculpture '79) conducted a one-day
workshop for the Suffolk Art League
and the Suffolk Department of Parks
and Recreation. Additionally, he was
artist-in-resident for the Virginia
Commission of the Arts and Human-
The Virginia Stage Company cast
Andrew F. Umberger (B.F.A. theatre
'79) in the role of Wesley for its produc-
tion oi Count Dracula.
Robert J. Murrin (M.S. public ad-
ministration '80) has been named the
administrative assistant purchasing
agent for the City of South Boston,
VCU Cooks, a delectable
cookbook, has been published
bv the VCU Faculty Woman's
The 400-page cookbook has
hundreds of recipes from all
cultures and is illustrated with
pen and ink drawings of cam-
The cookbook has a glossy
cover and will lay flat when
VCU Cooh. is available for
$8.00 plus $1.00 mailing
through the Alumni Activities
Alunuii Activities Office
Richmond, Virginia 23284
Please make checks payable
to VCU Cooks.
Please send me copy (ies)
oiVCU Cooks @ $9.00 each.
Thank you for my copy of the
VCU magazine reporting the
RECEP project. The article
reflected an overview and
philosophies of staff and program
strategies for our students.
It has been called to my attention,
that statements quoted by me
without my preceding statements
resulted in giving the impression
that we do not have sufficient
"support staff," and that "a full-
time nurse is needed to give
I request that, in your next issue,
a clarifying statement be made to
the effect that the school adminis-
tration and the medical services
staff have worked diligently with
parents and staff to maintain the
level of full support services for
our nurse and therapists as well.
If you would read it again without
knowing the program and know-
ing my preceding statement, one
may get the impression that we
"need a full-time nurse."
I thank you for being instrumental
in maintaining the cooperative
efforts we have shared through
In the Spring issue of VCU an
article Vignettes of Richmond,
referred to Justice Crutchfield,
who was on the bench when I
was a medical student in 1916. A
classmate named Claude was on
his way to the Egyptian building
when he encountered some trou-
ble, as follows.
And it came to pass that
Claudius, one of the tribe of
Medicos, spake to a dame whom
he knoweth not. And he was
perceived by Hyenus, one of the
tribe of Cops, and he was taken to
the Court of Justice, and ar-
raigned before Judge Crutchfield,
and he was adjudged guilty, and
was fined twenty pieces of silver.
Claudius went out, and wept.
F. C. Hodges, M.D.
Class of 1917.
Answers to questions on page 7.
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(5) The scientist is a woman.
(6) Grandfather, father and son.
(7) The traveler first takes the pig over, then
returns. Next, he takes the vegetables over
and returns with the pig. The alligator takes
the next trip, and the man crosses over
again for his pig.
(9) Take a checker out of the box marked
"RB". If the checker is red, the box is
"RR." This leaves only two boxes to find.
One box you did not open was "BB", but
this is labelled incorrectlv so it must be
"RB." The last box is "BB." If the checker
pulled out of "RB" was black, the same
logic would applv to find "RR" and "RB."
eating in restaurant
home watching TV
(11) 3, 3 and 8
Most of the puzzles have been "around tor years"
and are found in numerous mathematics books.
Puzzle number 10 is adapted from Mind Bciuicr —
B2, Midwest Publications Company Inc., 1978.
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Spend a week in Lisbon and vou can visit
cathedrals, sea-side cafes, resort beaches and
Europe's largest casino. With wine-making and
fishing being Lisbon's largest industries, the
dining is sure to be excellent. Your tour in July
includes round-trip transportation from Dulles
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Special memories can be made this summer if you
visit Ireland, that "little bit of heaven . . . nestled
in the ocean." This eight-day visit to the Emerald
Isle includes a stay in Dublin, Limerick and
Tralee. Each city has something special to
offer — history, good food and drink, and
shopping — and between towns lies the green,
Irish countryside. Your August tour includes
round-trip transportation from Dulles, all hotel
accommodations, a daily continental breakfast, a
cabaret dinner show and optional tours.
The famous "Passion Play," performed only a few
months every ten years, is one of the highlights
on this eight-day tour of Bavaria in September.
You may choose either the fly /drive option,
where you have unlimited use of a private car and
can set your own itinerary, or the motorcoach
option, where you can sit back and let the experts
guide you through Liechtenstein, Austria and
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offer — history, good food and drink, and you can enjoy the leisurely pace of the islands
shopping — and between towns lies the green, where the beaches are beautiful, the golfing and
Irish countryside. Your August tour includes tennis are year-round and much of the shopping
round-trip transportation from Dulles, all hotel is duty-free. Your tour includes round-trip
accommodations, a daily continental breakfast, a transportation from Baltimore, hotel accommoda-
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